Moog Werkstatt Workshop with Todd Murray

This two session workshop is open to anyone with an interest in creating music with a synthesizer. A technical or formal music knowledge is not required, nor is experience with electronics, piano or keyboards. Whether you are interested in buying your first synthesizer, or you just wanted to know more about synthesizers, you will find this workshop valuable.

For more information and to register, please see our Eventbrite page

Sunday, November 11: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Spice Factory


Creating Responsive Cloth: An Introduction to Electronics for Dynamic Textile Objects and Wearables with Barbara Layne and Rythâ Kesselring

Barbara Layne and Ryth Kesselring of Studio subTela will present a two-day hands-on workshop that blends art and technology by stitching electronic components onto flexible fabrics.  The workshop will address technical, aesthetic and artistic/design issues including an introduction to basic electronics and designing simple circuits; the creation of light-emitting fabrics with LEDs; and an introduction to Arduino microcontrollers and other components including sensing devices that can trigger interactive responses. 

For more information and to register, please see our Eventbrite page.

Part One: Saturday, November 10: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 126 James St. N
Part Two: Sunday, November 11: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 126 James St. N

The Ecology of Mud, with Nicole Clouston

In this hands-on workshop members of the community will create sculptures that use mud as a medium 
in order to explore the life within it and our connection to it. Participants will be invited pick from fifteen samples of mud collected around Lake Ontario – including samples from Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville – and place it into clear tubes along with nutrients that support microbial growth. When exposed to light, the microbial life in the sculptures will begin to grow, and with time, form vibrant marbling across the surface. Participants will be invited to take their sculpture home and experience its growth first-hand.

Please see our Eventbrite page for free registration.

Saturday, November 10: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Centre[3]

Introduction To Pure Data, A Visual Programming Language with Jim Ruxton

This workshop will give participants a general introduction to Pure Data, a free and open source visual programming language that can be used across Windows, Linux and Mac OSX platforms. It can be thought of as a “Swiss Army Knife” for manipulating media including video , audio and sensor based systems. The software can be used in developing real time interactive installations or applications. It can also be used across local networks or over the internet. In this workshop we will cover the basics to get you going on using the program. We will learn how to program some basic patches, how to control images, video and sound as well as how to add “externals” which are software modules for extending the language. We’ll also learn how to control a remote program over a network. This workshop only requires that you have basic computer skills. We will be using computers on site that are preloaded with the necessary software.

Please see our Eventbrite page for free registration.

Sunday, November 11: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 126 James St. N

Introduction to Location-Aware Storytelling with Tony Vieira

 This workshop will explore a variety of approaches and concepts related to hybrid media art including: virtual embodiment, public private space, hybridity, place-making, locative listening, ambient literature, & the digital flâneur. Participants will create their own short audio piece that will be geo-located at a site of their choosing, and become an element of a collaborative ambient literature piece.

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Saturday, November 10: 12-2 p.m. at 126 James St. N


Introduction to Artificial Life: Braitenberg Vehicles with Stephen Kelly

Braitenberg vehicles are small robots that demonstrate how extremely simple machines can exhibit sophisticated, life-like behaviours. This demonstration will highlight some vehicles using 2-wheel drive robots and simple software neural networks. We will set these machines loose and interact with them, discussing how they work and how their behaviour can be extended through unsupervised machine learning.

Sunday, November 11: 12-1 p.m. at Centre[3]